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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Enhance spiritual exercise......

Evidence is there.....when you walk, you are gasping for breath.  Such lack of exercise is evident.  The symptoms are there.

Same too with spirituality.  When you go about your daily life, such lack of exercising of faith is evident.

Most people think that ONLY physical exercise is important for health....but the reality is that SPIRITUAL EXERCISE is a part of life and is important to develop (think of the relationship abuse problems that happen and the nasty stuff that shows up in the news from time to time). Without spiritual exercise, tribes fail in development and proper care for humanity according to God's desire for humanity and nature.


What are symptoms of lack in spiritual development?

-Pride
-Anger
-Arrogance
-Selfishness
-Unkindness
-No Empathy
-Dislike of a nation or group of people
-Ignoring friends
-Relationships in disrepair
-Breaking one of God's commandments and laws.
-Not knowing when the biblical holiday's are celebrated.
-Lack of biblical knowledge
-Scorning
-Hatred
-Hiding behind the curtain, when it comes to "bed-room" issues, including not wanting children.
-Mocking the poor/disabled/disadvantaged
-addictions to gambling, alcohol, eating disorders, mood disorders etc etc.

Etc etc.

The diagnosis can be made by a. read through psalms and proverbs and identify character flaws in self not in others b.  read through the biblical laws and see if you are disobeying any of them (including the lack of Holiday respect) especially paying attention to how the people should care for the poor c. Go through a bible quiz and see if you are unknowledgable in some area d. see if there are any poor in your local area, within walking distance whom you have ignored. etc etc.

How to bring spirituality back up to par:

Like running, start out slowly.

-Start with 15 minutes a day......grow into 40 minutes to an hour or more of spiritual development.

-Give yourself about 12-20 weeks to get in the good habit of spiritual development.

Week 1: 2 minutes /1 minute of activity: 2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization), 1 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 2: 1 1/2 minutes /1 1/2 minute of activity: 1 1/2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization), 1 1/2 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 3: 1 minutes /2 minute of activity: 2 minutes (bible study/verse memorization/ prayer and reflection), 1 minute (prayer and reflection).  Do this for at least a total of 15 minutes in one day.  Back and forth within one 15 minute span of time or scattered throughout the day.
Week 4: 1 min (*prayer and reflection) 2 min (**bible study/verse memorizationn/prayer ad relfection): 20 minutes
Week 5: 1 min(*like week 4) 3 min (**like week 4): 20 minutes
Week 6: 1 min(*) 4 min(**): 20 minutes
Week 7: 1 min (*)4 min(**): 30 minutes (continue pattern)
Week 8: 1 min 4 min: 30 minutes focus on verse memorization and ability to teach children and others about gospel
Week 9: 1 min 5 min: 30 minutes
Week 10: 1 min 5 min: 35 minutes
Week 11: 1 min 10 min: 35 minutes
Week 12: 1 min 10 min: 40 minutes
Week 13: 1 min 10 min: 45 minutes focus on bible study skills and understanding of entire bible as it relates to Moses and the law
Week 14: 2 min 10 min: 45 minutes focus on bible study skills and prayer for people who don't follow bible truths
Week 15: 2 min 10 min: 50 minutes
Week 16: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes
Week 17: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes focus on ways you may serve others and encouragement towards others to join in prayer and hymn singing (without need for technology)
Week 18: 2 min 10 min: 55 minutes focus on overcoming deceptions and prejudices in self (judge not and judge righteous judgment), what can you subtract from your life?  What can you add into your life?  What can you divide or multiply in your life?
Week 19: 2 min 10 min: 60 minutes focus on practicing what God wants you to do.  Could it be fasting?  Do you as woman need to submit to husband? Do you need to share gospel in areas with perversion or persecution?
Week 20: 2 min 10 min: 60 minutes and more..... keep going in spiritual development.  5 times a day it is possible to study if study by section of the bible (psalms/proverbs in the morning, law (torah 600 + laws as well) in fore-noon, old-testament and prophets in after-noon, gospel before supper, New Testament (acts to Rev) in the evening).

Use this resource to help guide through the bible: http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2016/01/101-ways-to-read-and-study-your-kjv.html

Use this resource as a way to develop greater understanding of the bible in bases of time: http://raggedycottagegarden.blogspot.com/2014/12/qumran-calendar-template.html

Develop these skills based on understanding of astronomy (times and seasons) or as a basis of when you are able to develop spiritual understanding.

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